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Representative Matters

Court Proceedings

  • In re Caribbean Carrier Holding Panama, Inc. & Western Holding Group, Inc., US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico, Case No. 10-4642, 2011 AMC 384 (Crewmembers of two ships received wages and severance pay before all other creditors and lien holders)
  • Luis A. Ayala Colon Sucres, Inc. v. Hospital Hermanos Meléndez (state case no. CM08-1528) obtained summary judgment for full amount claimed plus costs of litigation and attorney fees
  • Hapag Lloyd v. Fuerza Industrial, Inc. (federal case no. 09-cv-1802) settled case for client for full amount claimed plus costs and attorney fees within 60 days
  • EMPCO Material Handling v. Lett Us One (state case EACI08-4663) obtained summary judgment for full amount claimed plus costs of litigation and attorney fees
  • Luis A. Ayala Colon Sucres, Inc. v. Shelvings (federal case no. 09-cv-1114) settled case for client for full amount claimed within 60 days
  • Medula, Inc. v. Pennsylvania Insurance Alliance (federal case no. 08-cv-1343) case against client dismissed within 30 days

Administrative Proceedings

  • US Customs and Border Protection Case No. 2009490430001101 (penalty mitigation: Original penalty $15,500; mitigated to $1,000)
  • US Customs and Border Protection Case No. 2009490430001001 (penalty mitigation: Original penalty $6,500; mitigated to $600)

Governmental Affairs

  • Worked with Dpt of Natural Resources to prohibit navigation in marine reserves.
    • Result: DRNA placed navigational buoys warning public about limits of navigation in PR's marine reserves
  • Assited House of Representatives on legislation regarding worker's compensation in marine employment
    • House Bill 1720 (May 2009)
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